After previously announcing our plans to hold a virtual event again in 2021, after making some enquiries, we are delighted to announce we are now gearing up for a big ‘on the night’ event on August 11th. We’re still keeping the virtual option open for adults and our juniors as some of our Helmeteers could be on holiday and sadly as our current event insurance does not cover us to allow juniors to run on the night we wouldn’t like them to miss out.
Our original concerns this year were the availability of the venue as well as any conditions that may be imposed on us in addition to those normally applied by the council and other bodies, but after positive conversations with those stakeholders these fears have been allayed, enabling us to take our plans forward for an on the night event once again.
We’re doing all we can to make it the best ever as we hit our 5th anniversary and hope to bring you another great night of fun and running.
Of course, it all hinges on the transition from lock down going smoothly so we do reserve the right to convert all entries to a virtual event if we find ourselves still hampered by any Covid-19 restrictions still being in place at the time our event is due to take place.
Please continue to watch for our announcements on here and on our social media feeds so we can keep you informed of any changes if we need to.
Hilly Helmet 5 is open for business!
Current regulations mean we’re having to go virtual again this year but we really appreciate your support for our little event and hope you’ll join in and share your run with us again this year as we bang the drum to raise money for the charity Brain Tumour Support for the fifth year. We’re open from now until 11th August for you to get your effort in. Hopefully our course will be available to run once restrictions are lifted but you can run wherever you like once again this year, don’t forget to wear a helmet and try to include a hill!
We’re thrilled to have DB Max helping us by offering a results service and facility for you to print off your own number to wear when you do your run, who will be number 1?
Being a virtual event once again means juniors and indeed whole families can take part together. We’ve special rates for juniors and a discounted family ticket available, please message us for further details.
Remember, everyone that signs up gets a unique event memento and if it’s your third time we’ll also give you one of our coveted Hat Trick badges. On top of that, if you’ve been with us every year since we started, you’ll also receive an extra special 5th anniversary thank you to mark that too, PLUS, don’t forget there are prizes for best adult and best junior helmet worn to take part.
If you’d like to raise money for Brain Tumour Support while you take part we could even refund your entry fee, please contact us for more details.
We realise there are lots of virtual events to choose from and hope you choose to support us once again this year. Happy running and we can’t wait to see those helmets once again!
Entry is now open here https://www.entrycentral.com/thehillyhelmetchallenge
If you don’t feel able but would still like to donate, we still have our just giving page open if you wish to use it. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hillyhelmet4
Good luck everyone, we look forward to seeing your entries coming in. Please contact us if you’ve any enquiries about the event or if you would like to be an event partner this year. email@example.com